Former Indian Test team captain Anil Kumble joined the Punjab Kings as their head coach and Director of Cricket Operations last year. Kumble will continue in the same role in IPL 2022 as well. The Mohali-based franchise could not reach the playoffs in Kumble’s first two seasons as PBKS coach.
Still, the Punjab Kings team management has retained its faith in Kumble’s services. The former Indian leg-spinner played three IPL seasons for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Besides, Kumble also worked as the head coach of Team India.
PBKS 2022 Batting Coach
There is no specific PBKS coach 2022 for batting. The Punjab Kings parted ways with the 2021 PBKS coach for batting Wasim Jaffer ahead of the new season.
Former Hampshire batter Julian Wood is the batting consultant of Punjab Kings. Wood played 55 List-A matches in his career, scoring 1,131 runs, with his highest score being 92.
Damien Wright is the PBKS Coach 2022 for bowling. Wright is a former Australian player who never got to play international cricket. He proved himself as a worthy all-rounder in domestic cricket.
After quitting all forms of the game, Wright worked as the coach of the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. He even had brief stints with the New Zealand team and Bangladesh U-19s. Punjab Kings are the first IPL franchise to acquire his services as their coach.
PBKS 2022 Fielding Coach
South African legend Jonty Rhodes is the PBKS coach for fielding. Rhodes had been with the Mumbai Indians Team for an extended period. However, he took a break from that role after IPL 2017.
Rhodes returned to the IPL as a coach last year, joining the Punjab Kings coaching staff. The PBKS fielders did an excellent job in the previous two IPL seasons. He is one of the assistant coaches this year. Jonty’s experience will be the key for Punjab in IPL 2022 as well.